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    Variance among models captures utility

    Hi There;
    I am reading a paper and I cannot understand a sentence. To sum, the paper is about fully autonomous precision agriculture, using some information technology alongside a farm. Could you please help?

    Reinforcement learning : An algorithm that implement learning on the computer.
    deep feature extraction: An approach that recognize an object in a picture.

    Reinforcement learning and deep feature extraction are key software components. Fully Autonomous Precision Agriculture must compare recently sensed data to anticipated outcomes, because image analysis alone does not fully capture utility for reinforcement learning. Our prototype uses ensemble models. Each model correlates to expected yield. Variance among models captures utility.
    What is "Variance among models captures utility. " in this context?
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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    What does "utility" mean in that context? Is it usefulness?

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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    The project is about taking photograph of farms regularly from unmanned aerial vehicle and analysing it. By properly analysing the photograph, it shows the proper amount and area of liquids in the farm such as pesticides and water. I presume utility is defined as this.
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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    I still don't understand. Do you have a link to the paper?

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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    I presume that the variance is the difference in yields among the farms, so it captures how efficiently things like water and pesticides are used. (Guessing, though)

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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    Hi teechar;
    I would like to share it, however the owner of the paper do not consent.
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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    Hi Tdol;
    Your guessing is right. I forgot, the paper defines the term yield, as you mentioned. So in this context, utility is yield. Thank you.
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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    Quote Originally Posted by tahasozgen View Post
    So in this context, utility is yield. Thank you.
    Are you inferring that, or do you know for sure that it is?

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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    Quote Originally Posted by tahasozgen View Post
    Hi teechar.
    I would like to share it. However, the owner writer/author of the paper does not consent.
    Did the writer consent to you quoting a part of the paper on this forum? Whenever you quote someone else's words, you must tell us the title and author of the publication you are quoting from.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Variance among models captures utility

    You seem to be in touch with the author. Why not ask him/her what they meant by it?

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